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Nephrologists at Medical Specialists on Rathdowne 

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Dr Sven-Jean Tan
MBBS, B Med Sci, Grad Cert Clin Res Methods, PhD, FRACP

Jean is a nephrologist and general physician. Jean offers general nephrology consultations for a wide range of nephrology diseases with particular interest in:

*   chronic kidney disease
*   post kidney transplant care
*   kidney donor workup
*   post kidney donation care
*   maintenance haemodialysis care
*   diabetic nephropathy

Jean is able to provide peri-operative care at Epworth Richmond and Epworth Freemasons. Jean also provides independent medical examinations and medicolegal assessments. She is trained in the AMA Guides to Impairment. Jean can converse in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Cantonese

With her public appointment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and her role leading a large nephrology clinical trial unit, innovative nephrology clinical trials being undertaken in Australia can be accessed with ease.

Dr Sven-Jean Tan

Dr Irene Ruderman 



Dr Irene Ruderman is a Nephrologist and General Physician. 


Graduating from the University of Adelaide with the University Medal, Irene returned to Victoria to undertake her specialist nephrology training at the Alfred Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  After finishing training, she went on to complete post-doctoral studies in mineral bone metabolism in chronic kidney disease at the University of Melbourne.


Irene holds a public consultant appointment in the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Nephrology Department, where she is actively involved in research, clinical trials and teaching. She also provides private inpatient general nephrology, renal biopsy and peri-operative care at Melbourne Private Hospital and Epworth Richmond Hospital. 


As a kidney specialist, Irene’s interests include:


-       Chronic kidney disease

-       Glomerulonephritis 

-       Fabry’s disease

-       Maintenance haemodialysis care 

-       Post kidney transplant care


Irene speaks Russian fluently.

Dr Irene Ruderman

Dr Michael Cai 

Dr Michael Cai is a Nephrologist and General Physician. 


Michael holds a public consultant appointment in the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Nephrology Department.

Dr Michael Cai
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